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This one needs no introduction; the older brother of the two most iconic shows of the 1980s...
1st set - They really do rip the lid off with Big River - almost too easy to overlook how good they play this one - Bobby can barely contain himself here. Bird Song is, of course, incredible and they take this one waaaaay out there, Jer on the MiDi flute and whatnot.
2nd set - Slipknot and Victim have a lot of interesting play going on; Space out from the Beam is always a winner - just listen to Phil or whoever that is lay down those really fat notes towards the end! Post-space is not *terribly* interesting until Gimme Some Lovin' (check the electro-drums) brings it back up for that monumental Morning Dew - wow!
The Goodnight encore is totally welcome, sets the table nicely for what occured the following night.
Green Warbler -
Subject: get it b4 it's gone for good
The GDM Road Trips are sucking up a lot of the best archival stuff in here. This is a new one for that series, rightfully so for it's amongst the very best. Smooth, rollicking set 1, a stunning Help>Slip>Frank's and inspired 2d set.
So stop everything you're doing, RCA this puppy through your stereo along with 10/9/89 and have at it or else it *will* fade away
Subject: Just as good as the next night....
..imo, maybe better. I know it's not a widely held opinion, but from beginning to end, just a spectacular show. Sure, the next night had a very good Dark Star and Attics, but here we get excellent versions of Help>Slip>Franklin's, Eyes, Bird Song, and one of my favorite Mydland-era Candyman's. Not to mention a just plain breathtaking Morning Dew. I'm sure if I was at these shows, my opinion would be alot different. I probably would have lost my mind during Dark Star. But listening to these shows almost 20 years later, I slightly prefer this one. But you can't really go wrong with either.
BTW, this is the cleanest version up here, which is not surprising given the name involved in the transfer. The Bertha version is great as well, but imo Mr. Miller's sound better on a nice system, while Mr. Ashley's sound better on an Ipod, or normal computer speakers. But to each his own.
But you CANNOT pass this one up for the next night! Get 'em both.